Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The International Symbol For

DO NOT SING OPERA IN A SPACESUIT? I mean, really -- what?!?!

Found on the packaging for an HP router, which gives one to wonder about the target demographic. Social-climbing and/or artsy spacefarers, or otaku with...hobbies? One shudders to think.

Just remember, it's for your own good. It's all VOX* on the comms and Mission Control never sleeps.
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* Voice Operated Xswitch. The X is silent.

16 comments:

HTRN said...

I think it's a warning about asphyxiation hazards of shipping bags.

Ben said...

Do not force head into styrofoam cup?

Assrot said...

It's for the Tofuistas. It means "Do not eat the router."

:-)

Joe

OrangeNeckInNY said...

Choking the chicken??

og said...

goes in the urinal. means "please do not eat the big mint"

Anonymous said...

My mom said "those plastic bag warnings were for the stupid children they make great space suits" ;)

Tam said...

"I think it's a warning about asphyxiation hazards of shipping bags."

Pffft. And how much fun would that be?

;)

Breda said...

I don't know what it is, but it needs to be made into a t-shirt

homebru said...

I agree; the world needs a tee-shirt symbol for "Keep your head out of things it shouldn't be in".

Gas ovens
Plastic bags
Your ass

Rob D said...

It means: We know you are all victims of impulsive behavior but absolutely no autoerotic asphyxiation with our bags. We use the same plasticizers as the shower curtain people and it will give you cancer. Please don't sue us. Use Hefty instead. Then sue them.

hehe ;)

Word verification: qmbbjt
I would like to buy a vowel.

BobG said...

I thought it meant "Don't be square." My age is showing, I guess.

Roberta X said...

"DANGER: Do Not Freeze Your Head In A Block Of Ice!"

Kevin said...

I have that sign in my office on my bulletin board.

The caption reads: "No Choking the Engineering Staff"

Anonymous said...

Why not just ask the manufacturer? Or would that take all the fun out of it?

DirtCrashr said...

It's not an Obama sign? He has sighs everywhere, and portents, and pixie dust stuff.

Roberta X said...

Anon: I'm pretty sure what the glyph is supposed to mean. It's got such a high FAIL quotient that the temptation to come up with new and better meanings is too much for some of us.

Semiotic disconnect or a good excuse for humor? --YMMV.